I’ve been sick for the past month which really reduced my appetite. This made me sad since eating meals is usually one the highlights of my day. So, I decided to augment a plate with a projection of food. I thought I could simulate some of the enjoyable aspects of eating a meal such as sitting in front of a delicious looking plate without having to actually eat it.
I started by finding a video with soondubu jjigae (soft tofu stew) in it. I downloaded this one off of youtube and added a mask around the dish.
Then I connected the projector (aaxa android led projector) and tested on different plates and bowls. I settled on the white porcelain plate because it was white colored and has a flat surface which allowed for the projection to show up and not be distorted. It would make more sense if the stew was projected onto a bowl so in an ideally I would have a flat white paper fit to the top opening of a bowl or pot. This experience is not interactive. If I had a motion sensor, I could change the video to show less stew after the user moves a spoon over it, simulating eating.
Part 2: Animation Representation of Myself